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The Arbor fills a unique niche for families with children with special needs. Out of the 22 special needs schools in Houston, we remain one of the only ones that will accept students regardless of their diagnosis or perceived limitations. Having no niche is our niche! As a result, most of our students have very little in the way of alternative options for their developmental and educational needs, and The Arbor is proud to offer them and their families a place to learn and grow. The Arbor accepts students as young as 6 weeks old and continues the program through age 18.

Enrollment Process

We know that you have enough forms already, so we keep it simple! The Arbor does not require a formal evaluation prior to admission. After receiving your enrollment contract, The Arbor requires a $500 enrollment fee plus 25% down on the first month of your tuition. If necessary to determine appropriate placement, we will observe your student in their current educational environment at no additional charge. In the case that the classroom most appropriate for your student is full, you will be placed into a waiting pool and we will contact you as soon as there is availability.


We know that so many of our families have an immense amount of medical and therapeutic expenses on top of meeting their student’s educational needs. We take this into full consideration, and try to provide as much scholarship funding as possible to our families that need extra support.

Tuition can be paid annually or monthly.

Primary Program (6 weeks – age 12)

Level One: 6:3 student-teacher ratio

$31,850 annually / $2,655 a month

Level Two: 6:5 student-teacher ratio

$40,650 annually / $3,388 a month

Secondary Program (ages 13-18)

$37,250 annually / $3,105 a month

(after care – 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)



Families should start by contacting the school and requesting a personal tour. Participants can expect to be on the campus for one hour and will be provided with an opportunity to see The Arbor’s program in action, ask questions, and learn more about the enrollment process.

Contact us
We accept students throughout the year based on classroom availability.

Please call the office at 713-827-8830 to schedule your tour.


The Arbor School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and any other school-administered programs.